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Roger is a blood donor for University of Penn Vet School. He just donated 10/15/2015 and the resulting lab results show that his BUN is 42 and his Creatinine 3.6 per mg/dL. They recommended that he see a vet. I can not take him to the vet until Monday night. Roger was 7 years old July 29, 2008. I could use some advise on this.

 

PennVet Diagnostic Lab

MJR-VHUP 3900 Delancey Street, Philadelphia PA 19104-6051 Phone: 215-898-8877 Fax: 215-898-9352

Web Address: www.vet.upenn.edu/pennvetdxlab

Owner: PABB DONOR; PABB DONOR

Pet name: PABB DONOR

Pet ID/Chart 842338

SPECIES

22158-15

Order requested by

Dr. Beth Callan

3900 Delancey Street

PHILADELPHIA, PA 19104

Collection Date: 10/15/2015

Received Date: 10/15/2015

Reported: 10/15/2015

DOB:1/1/2011 U

Sample ID 10/15/15 9:57 AM 22158-15= 5005.05

TEST NAME RESULT

IN RANGE OUT OF RANGE

UNITS REFERENCE

RANGE

RANGE

CBC-ICO-CELLDYN MR

RBC 8.43 x10^6/uL

Hemoglobin 21.70 g/dL

Hematocrit 63.90 %

MCV 75.80 fL

MCHC 34.00 g/dL

MCH 25.70 pg

RDW 16.70 %

WBC 5.13 x10^3/uL

Seg neutrophils 3.550 x10^3/uL

Lymphocytes 1.247 x10^3/uL

Monocytes 0.248 x10^3/uL

Eosinophils 0.013 x10^3/uL

Basophils 0.074 x10^3/uL

Platelets 189 x10^3/uL

MPV 11.7 fL

Standard Chemistry Profile JW

Glucose 154.0 mg/dL

BUN 42 mg/dL

Creatinine 3.6 mg/dL

BUN/Crt 11.7

Phosphorous 5.6 mg/dL

Calcium 9.2 mg/dL

Magnesium 2.2 mg/dL

Total protein 5.6 g/dL

Albumin 2.7 g/dL

Globulin 2.9 g/dL

A:G 0.93

ALT 21 U/L

AST 37 U/L

ALP 138 U/L

GGT 10.0 U/L

Total bilirubin 0.6 mg/dL

This report continues... (Final) Page 1

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Penn Vet Diagnostic Lab 22158-15 PABB DONOR, PABB Page: 2

TEST NAME RESULT

IN RANGE OUT OF RANGE

UNITS REFERENCE

RANGE

RANGE

Standard Chemistry Profile (cont'd) JW

Cholesterol 398.0 mg/dL

Sodium 144.0 mmol/L

Potassium 4.3 mmol/L

Chloride 108.0 mmol/L

ECO2 21.0 mmol/L

Anion gap 19 mmol/L

Osmol (calc.) 291.4 mOsm/kg

10/15/15 10:27 AM Slightly Lipemic

Sample condition Slightly Hemolyzed

END OF REPORT (Final) Page 2

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Can you ask post the normal ranges for that lab? They should be included with the results.

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Those are pretty high renal values even for a greyhound. Little concerned about his blood proteins too--ghs do run on the lower side but, his are a tad lower. Most importantly how is he feeling? Acting? Good appetite, maintaining a consistent weight?

He should be examined--I'm sure the vet may want to run further diagnostics.

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Thanks. The lab results did not have the ranges on it.

I was making sure there wasn't some weird disconnect because you were in a different country completely ignoring where you said this was through U of Penn so no worries. :P

 

Definitely see your vet, and do a urinalysis. Also see if your vet can get a blood pressure reading.

 

Was there an SDMA value on the results?

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Roger has only been eating half of his food the past few days but he never misses his treats.

 

Not good, especially combined with blood values. Get appt with your regular vet ASAP. While not an emergency at this point, don't put this off.

I was making sure there wasn't some weird disconnect because you were in a different country completely ignoring where you said this was through U of Penn so no worries. :P

 

New Britain. Old Britain. What's the diff? Well, ignoring that big pond in between. :P

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I do not know what a SMDA value is. I was at the vet's this morning before he was. We took the tip and took morning urine. I also did not give Roger anything to eat in the event they wanted to do a fasting blood test. An in house urinalysis and one being sent to the lab was done. A blood test for leptospirosis was also done. I do not expect the blood test to be positive as Roger has been inoculated against leptospirosis and is rarely around other dogs. The vet thought that Roger should have a low protein diet but changed his mind until the test results are back. Given Rogers many food allergies, finding a low protein food that he can eat will be a challenge. This is just my luck. I just stocked up on his food, the liver I put on it, and his favorite snacks (these are 53% protein). Roger did eat two meals today. I reduced the amount of food I put in his dish. His weight has gone from 93 pounds in January to 82 pounds today. He is drinking plenty of water and is not dehydrated.

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I just checked my phone messages. It seems that Roger has a urinary tract infection and the vet had antibiotics for him. I did not get the message in time to pick the meds up before the office closed and can not get them until Monday evening. Would an infection affect the blood test? No one checked for fever.

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Glad they are testing for lepto--I was going to suggest that yesterday but, thought that might have made you worry (renal values high w/an elevated GGT). Just an FYI-lepto is transmitted by wild mammals-raccoons etc. through their urine. If your hound drank from an infected puddle or stepped through it with a cut on his foot it could pick it up. (It could be transmitted to you too!). The vaccine doesn't offer 100% protection. So even vaccinated pets are still at a risk.

Having a uti shouldn't affect the blood values. If you told me he wasn't drinking then, perhaps the renal values could be elevated due to dehydration.

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There could be a very slight (very slight) chance that there is a acute kidney infection and it is compromising the functioning of the kidneys and as a result - the lab values are elevated. But, again .. not likely.

 

Very true if he has pyelonephritis. ;-)
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Roger has completed his 30 course of doxycycline and had a sterile urine test done. The test showed no bacteria. He had a blood test done and his creatine went from 3.6 10/15/15 to 4.1 11/24/15. My vet feels that the leptospirosis may have damaged his kidneys. Roger's weight is 80 pounds It was 89 in January. Roger did not eat his past three meals. I with held treats from him in the hopes that he would eventually eat his breakfast. At 7:00 PM the breakfast was still untouched in his bowl. I gave him some cubed baked beef liver with rice and a lot of broth from cooking the liver. He did eat that. My vet wants us to see an internalist. I am struggling with finances. This is the time of year when I can make money working over time as an insurance enrollment specialist. Nothing seems to be working. My car died and I am trying to save up to buy another with no credit, one of my room mates moved out and did a stop payment on his check to cover his share of the expenses, and now my puppy is needing expensive medical attention. Roger is the only joy I have in my life. He just can not be sick.

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Im so sorry you are going through this. But if your dog has lost over 10 pounds, clearly he IS sick.

 

I know what it's like to struggle with finances and veterinary choices. Is there any chance that the place you donate his blood to might help you at a lower cost??


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Reading the signs of renal problems really upsets me. I had been telling my vet that his breath was very bad. They just said that it was because of body parts he licked. He was also constantly licking at his penis. His weight loss was explained as winter weight lost over the summer. I could cry. Roger goes to the vet often and has had all the shots he should have. I also feed him a very expensive food and cook beef liver for him to encourage him to eat his kibble.


He has had five meals of rice, liver, and broth and seems to be more active.
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The results of Roger's blood and sterile urine analysis are back. He had an ultra sound of his abdomen which showed his kidneys are very swollen. The lab results show that he has protein losing nephropathy. HIs creatine level was 11/23/15 was 4.1. 12/1/15 it was 3.7. It was suggested that this was not improvement but a difference in labs. The concern is that Roger may throw clots in his lungs or legs. He is eating rice and broth eagerly. He is now taking benazepril, fish oil, and 1/4 of a baby aspirin. I just can not believe that this is the result of him getting lepto especially given that he has always been inoculated against it. I keep hoping that all of this is a mistake and his condition will reverse. I do not know how he could have contracted lepto. We are not around other dogs much except for Greyhounds in Gettysburg and Roger's Birthday party. I guess we will not have a birthday party this coming year. My little puppy just can not be sick. Roger's blood pressure was 210. It was thought that was due to the ultra sound and the sterile urine catch.

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Lepto would more likely come from wild animal urine than from other dogs -- small puddle of water, moisture on the grass, etc. The vaccine doesn't protect against all strains, unfortunately, although I feel it is still worthwhile.

 

Don't want to get your hopes up, but sometimes a dog does make a good recovery. Hugs to both of you and hopes for better times ahead.

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